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Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Marie Rimmer: The Government’s aim was to simplify and streamline the benefits system, to improve work incentives, to tackle poverty among low-income families, and to reduce the scope for error. The Government were, however, warned by IT companies that it was not possible to build a universal credit system, bringing the six systems together, in time for implementation, but they ignored that and...

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Marie Rimmer: I agree entirely with my hon. Friend. These people are stressed, suffering from the effects of poverty and the indignity of debt and borrowing from family and friends. Many are on medication for mental health issues, and much of this is debt related. My constituency of St Helens South and Whiston suffers from income poverty. Many of the jobs created in the last 10 years pay much lower wages....

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Marie Rimmer: Not at the moment. A Citizens Advice survey showed that more than 39% of respondents waited more than six weeks for payment, while 11% waited more than 10 weeks and some waited 11 weeks. Where do they get the money from to live and to buy food? Of those on universal credit, 79% are in debt, which puts them at serious risk of eviction. Private landlords are not as understanding as social and...

Dangerous Driving involving Death: Sentencing — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (17 Oct 2017)

Marie Rimmer: I am sure that many will know of the sad case of four-year-old Violet-Grace Youens, who was killed this year and whose grandmother was left seriously injured when they were returning from their nursery. A stolen car crashed into them at 80 miles per hour in a 30 mph zone in St Helens. Two young men were in the car, one driving and one not. One of them ran past dying Violet-Grace laughing,...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Middle East: Peace Negotiations (12 Oct 2017)

Marie Rimmer: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to facilitate negotiations between the Israeli Government and the Palestinian Authority on peace in the Middle East.

Supported Housing Funding — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (10 Oct 2017)

Marie Rimmer: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the funding that was incorporated in the revenue support grant in 2011—taken away from a specific grant—has decreased by 53% in just one part of my constituency?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (12 Sep 2017)

Marie Rimmer: To ask the Secretary of State what steps his Department is taking to support small and medium-sized enterprises.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (12 Sep 2017)

Marie Rimmer: The Government’s delay in giving out the business rate relief they announced in the spring Budget caused considerable suffering to thousands of businesses across the country. Measures such as the introduction of the staircase tax have also caused considerable tax increases for thousands of businesses across the country. Confidence has fallen back in the second quarter. The chairman of...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (12 Sep 2017)

Marie Rimmer: The chairman of the FSB has said that enough is enough and a fundamental review of the business rates should be conducted. Will the Minister agree with the chairman and bring forward a date for a fundamental review of business rates?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Cyber-crime (5 Sep 2017)

Marie Rimmer: How Government investment in (a) cyber-security and (b) the National Cyber Security Centre will support victims of cyber-crime; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Cyber-crime (5 Sep 2017)

Marie Rimmer: Given that it is Government policy that victim support is commissioned locally by individual police and crime commissioners, is the Minister content that there is sufficient resource for victim support? Given the year-on-year increase in cyber-crime, and considering the national and international nature and background of cyber-criminals, does he not agree that a single, national approach to...

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Finance (6 Jul 2017)

Marie Rimmer: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the capped expenditure process in the NHS is estimated to save in 2017-18.

Terror Attacks (22 Jun 2017)

Marie Rimmer: Will the Home Secretary confirm that she has received a letter from Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, on behalf of the three police and crime commissioners in the north-west, pointing out the impact on services of the drastic cuts in police numbers? Those three areas are affected by terrorism, rising gun crime and daily fracking protests in Lancashire. The three PCCs have...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Musculoskeletal Disorders: Databases (26 Apr 2017)

Marie Rimmer: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions the Joint Health and Work Unit has had with NHS England and NHS Digital on the Government's mandate to NHS England for its 2017-18 commitment to identify opportunities for regular collection of data relating to musculoskeletal conditions.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Access to Work Programme: Musculoskeletal Disorders (26 Apr 2017)

Marie Rimmer: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the conclusion of 17 February 2017 of the Improving Lives disability employment consultation, what plans his Department has to increase awareness of the Access to Work scheme among people with musculoskeletal conditions; whether there are plans for Public Health England to publish a musculoskeletal component to the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Access to Work Programme: Musculoskeletal Disorders (26 Apr 2017)

Marie Rimmer: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress his Department has made in fulfilling the recommendation of the Sayce report, published in June 2011, on disability employment support to transform the Access to Work scheme from the Government's best kept secret to a recognised passport to successful employment for disabled people.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work and Health Innovation Fund: Musculoskeletal Disorders (26 Apr 2017)

Marie Rimmer: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of the Health and Work Innovation Fund his Department plans to allocate to interventions for people with arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions; and what consideration his Department has given to launching a workplace-focussed information campaign on such conditions.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Musculoskeletal Disorders (26 Apr 2017)

Marie Rimmer: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people with musculoskeletal conditions making the transition between disability living allowance and personal independence payments.

Child Maintenance Service — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (18 Apr 2017)

Marie Rimmer: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Paisley. I pay tribute to the hon. Member for Motherwell and Wishaw (Marion Fellows) for securing this important debate. It is right that parents who are separated or divorced fulfil their obligations to their children and provide financial support. As the hon. Lady mentioned in her opening speech, child maintenance is financial support...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payments (27 Mar 2017)

Marie Rimmer: Last Thursday, at business questions, the Leader of the House stated that there would be a debate on the Government’s emergency PIP regulations, which will affect the eligibility for PIP of more than 160,000 people, mainly those with mental health conditions. However, he failed to give a date, and the praying against period comes to an end on 3 April. If there is no debate and vote...


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